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Plutarchs Lives VIII in Eleven Vol L100

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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned.

Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, soldiers and orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works, about 60 in number, are known as Moralia or Moral Essays. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Lives is in eleven volumes.

Synopsis:

Plutarch (c. 45-120 CE) wrote on many subjects. His forty-six Parallel Lives are biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs, one Greek figure and one similar Roman, though the last four lives are single. They not only record careers and illustrious deeds but also offer rounded portraits of statesmen, orators, and military leaders.

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note

Sertorius

Eumenes

Comparison Of Sertorius And Eumenes

Phocion

Cato The Younger

Dictionary Of Proper Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674991118
Editor:
Goold, G. P.
Translator:
Perrin, Beradotte
Editor:
Plutarch
Editor:
Goold, G. P.
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
Perrin, Bernadotte
Author:
Perrin, Beradotte
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Biography-Reference
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
January 1919
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 10 oz

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Reference
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Loeb Classics
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History

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"Synopsis" by , Plutarch (c. 45-120 CE) wrote on many subjects. His forty-six Parallel Lives are biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs, one Greek figure and one similar Roman, though the last four lives are single. They not only record careers and illustrious deeds but also offer rounded portraits of statesmen, orators, and military leaders.
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